Adoption Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element for Review
In April 2023, the City submitted a Draft Housing Element to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review and comment. In June 2023, HCD sent a response letter to the City identifying revisions necessary to comply with State Housing Element Law.
City staff have worked closely with HCD to respond and prepare the proposed Adoption Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element that complies with State Housing Element Law. Two versions of the document are posted for public review until October 30, 2023:
- Adoption Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element
- Adoption Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element showing changes from the April 2023 Draft in underline and strike through.
Please visit SantaBarbaraCA.gov/HEU to review these documents online. You can submit comments on the Adoption Draft to HEU@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. Comments can also be submitted directly to HCD: HousingElements@hcd.ca.gov.
The Adoption Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element will be submitted to HCD for review following the end of the public review period.
On November 16, 2023, the Planning Commission will hold a hearing to consider and forward a recommendation to City Council for adoption of the Housing Element. The adoption hearings at Planning Commission and City Council will provide further opportunities for public input.